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Peter Van Aulen

Peter Van Aulen

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • New Jersey
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Peter Van Aulen's Practice is 100% dedicated to Divorce and Family Law. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Said designation is only granted to attorneys who have shown higher levels of education, knowledge, ability and experience in family law and divorce. Peter completed many more Continuing Legal Education classes in family law than is required by the non certified lawyer and passed an extensive exam. He has been positively assessed by judges and other attorneys.

Peter Van Aulen has been representing clients in divorce and family law for over 30 years. He has successfully represented hundreds of divorce clients. What has made the difference for Peter’s clients beside his extensive experience is that he is totally committed to facilitate the best possible outcome. He passionately represents his client’s interests.

Peter is also a member of the Bergen County Early Settlement Panel. The panel of two to three experienced divorce attorneys hears presentations from other attorneys of unresolved divorce cases. Peter has volunteered his time as a panelist and assisted a number of other attorneys in settling their cases. In addition, Peter was an adjunct professor of law. He has written or edited over 300 articles that are located on his website in the areas of divorce and family law. Peter is a panelist and lecturer on divorce law at continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. In in fact he chaired two panels on New Jersey's alimony laws at a lawyer's conference in 2018. The combination of Peter’s practical and academic experience benefits his clients. Peter offers a free initial consultation. Call him today at (201) 845-7400.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alimony
  • Modification Of Support
  • Child Relocation
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Grandparent Visitation & Custody
  • International Child Abduction
  • Post-Divorce Issues
  • Division Of Assets
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. District Court of New Jersey
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Law
Ramapo College
Adjunct Professor of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law
Williams & Puglisi
New York Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Ramapo College
B.S. (1987) | Political and Business & Administration
Honors: Commencement Speaker, Dean’s Award, Student Government President, UN Debate Team, Best Justice
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10 Best Attorneys For Client Satisfaction List
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
10.0 Superb Rating
Distinguished Peer Rating
Top Attorney Award
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Distinguished Alumni Award
Ramapo College
Professional Associations
New Jersey Association for Justice
Activities: Family Law Section; Secretary of Matrimonial Committee 2018-Current; Co-Chaired Meadowlands Matrimonial Law Section Seminar for Lawyers 2018
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Bergen County Early Settlement Panel
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Articles & Publications
Alimony And Child Support Modifictation In New Jersey Due To Unemploymen
Alimony And Retirement In New Jersey
Alimony Modification Due To Cohabitation In New Jersey
Annulment Of Marriage In New Jersey
Calculating Child Support For High And Low Income Families In New Jersey
Causes Of Action For Divorce In New Jersey
Dividing Property In A Divorce
Enforcement Of New Jersey Child Support Orders
Factors Used By The Court In Determining Custody
Grandparent Visitation & Custody
How Is Duration And Amount Of Alimony Determined
Important Things To Know Going Through A Divorce In New Jersey
Mandated Mediation In New Jersey
Motion For Pendente Lite (Temporary) Relief In A New Jersey Divorce
New Jersey Domestic Violence Law
Nine Things to Know About Going Through a New Jersey Divorce
Paternity And Genetic Testing When There Is Presumed Father In New Jersey
Paternity In New Jersey
Prenuptial Agreements
Private School Tuition And Divorce In New Jersey
Removal Of Children From The State Of New Jersey
Steps in a New Jersey Divorce
The Allocation Of Higher Education Expenses And Child Support
Types Of Alimony Awarded In A New Jersey Divorce
Understanding Child Custody In New Jersey
Understanding New Jersey Child Support Guidelines
Understanding The Hague Convention On International Child Abduction
Understanding The New Jersey Divorce Process
Speaking Engagements
How to Handle Case Management/ Winning Though ESP, Boardwalk Seminar, New Jersey Association For Justice
The State of Alimony in New Jersey After Post Amendment Rulings: Case Update, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association of Justice
Is the Percentage Formula Dead After Tax Reform?, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association of Justice
The Top Ten Family Law Practice Tips, Ramapo College CLE Program
Certified Matrimonial Attorney
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Qualified AOC Mediator
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Websites & Blogs
Peter F. Van Aulen's Website Profile
The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen Website
New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen
50 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Telephone: (201) 845-7400